gallery Original Girl Scout Cookie Recipe

Making the original Girl Scout cookie recipe. How did it turn out 90 years after the original?
Girl Scout cookies – as if we didn’t have enough in our home – were on our to-do list yet again this weekend.
Our challenge? To recreate an early Girl Scout cookie recipe as found on the Girl Scout national website as part of our council’s 100th anniversary patch our troop is working on. We did our batch a bit early so we could donate it to the church bake sale. That is, if little brother could stay out:
The cookies have good flavor, but I learned three things in the process: It’s tricky to roll out, so you’ll need a lot of flour on hand. You’ll want to err towards 10-11 minutes on the baking, not the 8-10 as in the original recipe. And today’s cookie cutters mean that you’ll wind up with about 3 dozen cookies, not the 6-7 dozen as promised on the site. Enjoy!
1922 Girl Scout Cookie Recipe from Girl Scouts USA

An Early Girl Scout Cookie® Recipe

from Girl Scout national offices, circa 1920s-1930s

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar plus additional amount for topping (optional)
2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder

Cream butter and the cup of sugar; add well-beaten eggs, then milk, vanilla, flour, salt, and baking powder. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Roll dough, cut into shapes, and sprinkle sugar on top, if desired. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown.

 This post was originally posted at my blog, Going Green Mama.


  1. Hey there! Stopping by from the Sunday Blog Hop linky. Thank you so much for sharing this! I love a good cookie recipe. Well… maybe a little too much 😉 Pinning this for later!!


  2. These sound delicious. Love finding new cookie recipes.
    I wanted to thank you for stopping by and sharing on Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen. I apologize for not stopping by sooner. I am trying to get my Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen linky going again.
    Pinning this so we can try these one of these days. Like when we have a working oven again.
    I hope you will be able to stop by Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen again soon. This week’s post will be going up shortly.
    Have a great weekend.


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